Borthwick and Willis into final

ROUND seven, the penultimate round of the Ian Whillis Memorial Darts Trophy sponsored by Coors Brewers, took place on Monday night.

This week Phil Borthwick, Micky Luke, Matty Willis and Graeme Stoddart starred.

Borthwick made the first final with wins against Graham Fletcher, Steve Wanless and Sean Rogerson.

Luke would also be involved in this final taking the spoils over Chris Bradley, Jimmy Tanney and Chris Dobey.

In the second half, Willis showed form to overcome Greg Falcus, Glen Scott and Jamie Martin.

A big effort was also forthcoming from Stoddart to elude the attentions of Phil Tanney and Adam Hornsby to make his final spot.

Nerves seemed to be showing at this late stage in the competition with Luke and Borthwick finding it hard to find a consistent rhythm yet still showing the competitive spirit they pushed the game to a level 2-2 score before Borthwick pulled out all the stops in the final leg.

The second final of the night saw Willis in a positive mood against Stoddart, three tons and an 81 score enough to give Willis the lead in a 20-dart leg, then scores of 60, 140, 100 and 140 gave him the second.

Two 140 scores from Stoddart in the third leg still couldn’t stop the tide as Willis fired in 140, 100, 91 and checked out on 60 in an 18-dart winning game.

n Last week’s report stated Graham Fletcher beat Darren Shields to qualify for the finals night when it should have stated Shields won through.

The Milton Anderson Memorial Darts Trophy for ladies sponsored by the Newcastle Beer Company saw its penultimate round seven with Carla Wood and T Bailey both qualifying for finals night.

Bailey beat Rachel Brown, Janice Fairhurst and Joy Wanless while Wood took the glory against Lillian Frost, Jacqueline Smith and V Dickinson.

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